Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
with the fiscal cliff. but it has everything to do with obamacare. >> now, it is true that a lot of those taxes did take place after the election. that's something we pointed out and is a fair point. but let me just ask you about the compromise we have to go to. because like i said, again, to get this done, taxes are -- i mean, they're going to go up on somebody. i just believe that this is what is going to happen. i think tom cole thinks it's going to happen. i think tom coburn thinks it's going to happen. i wanted to play a bite from him and get your reaction. here he is. >> sure. >> i'm okay to compromise even on some of my issues, if, in fact, we'll solve the problem. but what we have is a game being played for political -- for the extreme right wing and the extreme left win rather than coming together and leading and solving the problem. >> so grover norquist. if you had to accept the tax rates would go up, all right, just they're going to go up and they're going to go up on somebody. what would you really want in return? not revenue-neutral. real tax increases. what do you want in return?
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
, to work cheap. the president on the fiscal cliff yesterday. >> obama: we can solve this problem. all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. >> stephanie: it's everybody. >> even the rich. >> stephanie: even your favorite top 1 percenters. >> good heaven's that lunch money. >> that's the electricity bill for mitt romney's car elevator. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: they held more negotiations yesterday, but neither side showed a willingness to give ground. the president said we make tough spending cuts on things we don't need, and we ask the wealthiest americans to pay their part. it's almost like a movie you don't need to pay attention to yet. >> yeah, or i'll read the synopsis online. >> stephanie: i'll get the cliff notes. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: the white house spokesman said i can only believe the president will find something acceptable. what stage are they at after the election bargaining depression, where are they? we need to let them get through that first. i